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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, mucormycosis cases being reported across Rajasthan

In what could be a double whammy for Rajasthan, the emergence of mucormycosis cases in the state amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a panic among the state’s health administration. Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, is a rare fungal infection that if left untreated can result in blindness and even...

Cyclone Tauktae to cross Gujarat coast today with a maximum speed of 165 kmph

Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently lying over eastcentral Arabian Sea, is likely to reach the Gujarat coast today evening and make landfall between Porbandar and Mahuva during the night. The IMD has issued a red alert clarifying that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is likely to make landfall with a maximum sustained wind speed of...

Rajasthan MLAs to donate a month’s salary to support govt’s fight against COVID-19

After the Rajasthan BJP MLAs announced that they will donate a month’s salary for the COVID fund, the Congress MLAs have also come forward to do the same. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had urged the MLAs to donate a month’s salary which they immediately agreed. An MLA gets a salary of Rs 40,000 per month,...

Rajasthan to impose strict lockdown from May 10 to 24

 A strict lockdown will be imposed in Rajasthan from Monday 5 am till May 24. People breaking the guidelines of the lockdown would be put under quarantine. Barring an emergency, all public and private buses would be off the roads. Transportations from one city to the other and no private buses will be allowed to...

Rajasthan: Kid who fell in 90 ft deep borewell rescued by local mechanic after NDRF failed

A four-year-old boy who fell into a 90 feet deep borewell in a village in Rajasthan was miraculously rescued. The minor was rescued from the newly dug well after a 16-hour long operation using innovative methods. The boy was rescued on Thursday night after the efforts of the two teams of the National Disaster Response...

Congress, BJP retain Assembly seats in Rajasthan bypolls

Sympathy wave helped both the Congress and the BJP to retain the seats in the three bye-elections for the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. The Congress regained the Sahara seat in Bhilwara district and Sujangarh (SC-Reserved) seat in Churu district while the BJP managed to regain the Rajsamand seat. While Gayatri Devi, the widow of Kailash Trivedi,...

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tests positive for COVID-19

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his wife Sunita Gehlot have tested positive for COVID-19. The chief minister has isolated himself in his official residence in Jaipur. Gehlot took to Twitter to inform people that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I have tested positive for COVID-19. I do not have any symptoms of the...

Rajasthan to bear last rites expenses of people dying due to COVID-19

Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to announce that the state government will bear all the last rites expenditure of those who died due to COVID-19. The Ashok Gehlot government has earmarked Rs 34.56 crores for this. The chief minister announced that the local bodies would be the nodal agency to execute...

Rajasthan, Maharashtra join states that have pledged to provide free COVID vaccines

The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to vaccinate all above the age of 18 from May 1 from its own pocket. The free vaccination would cost the state exchequer around Rs 3,000 crore—a significant sum for a cash-strapped state government. Earlier during the day, the Maharashtra government, of which Congress is a part, also...

Congress leader Sachin Pilot criticises Centre for double standard on vaccine pricing

Congress leader Sachin Pilot has hit out at the Union government for its double standards over the pricing of COVID vaccine and has objected to different rates for the same jab. Pilot said while the whole country is reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, the life-saving vaccines are differently priced. He said the Union government is...

Rajasthan Congress hopeful of retaining two Assembly seats in bypolls

The Rajasthan Congress is hopeful of retaining the two seats it had won in the 2018 Assembly poll again in the bye-elections which concluded Saturday. While the party is confident of winning both Sahara and Sujangarh, it is in a neck-to-neck contest in the third seat Rajsamand which was held by the BJP. The polling...

Rajasthan to screen people entering from Gujarat for COVID-19

The Rajasthan government will go for a stricter vigil in Udaipur, Banswara and Dungarpur district’s border checkpoints because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The district administration in the three districts has been told to screen all persons entering the state from Gujarat where COVID-19 cases and deaths have increased significantly. In Udaipur, a massive...